Patents Examined by Sarah B. McPartlin
  • Patent number: 10525859
    Abstract: Disclosed is a headrest fore-aft position adjuster including a displaceable body which receives load of an occupant's head and which displaces in a fore-aft direction with respect to a headrest pillar and a lock mechanism which locks and unlocks the displaceable body at a plurality of positions along the fore-aft direction, and the lock mechanism includes an engaging part which displaces in the fore-aft direction integrally with the displaceable body, a plurality of engaged part which is provided along a trajectory of the engaging part and which the engaging part is engaged with in a locked state and the engaging part is configured to engage with the engaged parts from a lateral position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: TS TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shuichi Shimizu, Yuji Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10525858
    Abstract: A headrest comprising an external surface surrounding an interior and a deployable neck support including: a non-deployed position wherein the deployable neck support is disposed in the interior; and a deployed position wherein the deployable neck support extends out of the interior and is configured to support a neck of an occupant of a seating assembly incorporating the headrest. The headrest includes a housing disposed in the interior. In the non-deployed position, the deployable neck support is housed within the housing. In the deployed position, a primary neck support section of the deployable neck support extends out of the housing. The deployable neck support can further include an inboard lateral neck support and an outboard lateral neck support, each having an enclosed position and an extended position. In the enclosed position, the inboard lateral neck support and outboard lateral neck support are housed within the primary neck support section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Alfonso Hickman Guevara, Luis Jesus Chavela Guerra, Luis Olmos Gonzalez, David Mercado, Cuauhtemoc Quiroz
  • Patent number: 10517366
    Abstract: A hair cover device and pillow protector to contain moisture and oils on the hair of a wearer's head. The Hair and Pillow Protector (HaPP), a multi-layer hair covering to protect hair from breakage, maintain moisture and oils applied to the hair while also preventing moisture, water and oils from saturating, damaging, staining or wetting a pillowcase, pillow, bed linens, seat headrest, etc. upon which a wearer rests a head. A fastening mechanism for adjustably securing the HaPP to the head of a wearer and an attachment mechanism on the hair covering in order to secure an additional head cover, such as a hat or wig, to the HaPP hair covering which allows the HaPP to be worn inside or outside during any general activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventor: Holli Colette Baker
  • Patent number: 10518885
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a seat pan and a backrest. The seat pan and the backrest are positionable with respect to one another such that the seat is configurable into at least one of a taxi, takeoff and landing position, a napping position, and a sleeping position. A swivel is disposed beneath and supporting the seat, permitting the seat to rotate about a pivotal axis. Base tracking is disposed beneath and supporting the seat, permitting the seat to move in a lateral and a longitudinal direction. A first control is provided to lock and unlock movement of the seat in at least one of the lateral and the longitudinal directions. A second control is provided to lock and unlock the swivel. The swivel is permitted to be unlocked while movement of the seat in the lateral and the longitudinal direction is locked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: BOMBARDIER INC.
    Inventor: Philippe Erhel
  • Patent number: 10512255
    Abstract: A barrier device to prevent crawling arthropods such as bedbugs from accessing an item of furniture, said barrier device comprising a furniture riser, a deep fluid-filled moat, and a smooth wall around the moat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Inventor: William Moriarty
  • Patent number: 10493877
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a pressure-receiving member disposed rearwardly of an occupant between left and right side frames, and a rocking mechanism configured to cause a left side or a right side of the pressure-receiving member to move frontward and rearward. The rocking mechanism includes a first link member provided pivotally, a second link member provided pivotally on the first link member and pivotally connected to the pressure-receiving member, and an actuator configured to cause the first link member and the second link member to pivot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: TS TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinji Sugiyama, Kazunori Ishihara, Shuichi Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10478661
    Abstract: An exercise mat ensemble including an exercise mat coupled to an exercise mat wrap. The exercise mat wrap may include a left pocket attached to a left edge of a base portion and a right pocket attached to a right edge of the base portion. The left and right pockets may include enclosures accessible by a user laying on the base portion and/or the exercise mat. The left and right pockets may be formed by attaching upper pocket portions to lower pocket portions. The left and right pockets may be operable to fold across the top surface of the base portion. The exercise mat wrap may include a left flap attached to the left edge of the base portion and a right flap attached to the right edge of the base portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventor: Selena Anne Chavez
  • Patent number: 10478349
    Abstract: The present subject matter relates to absorbent articles and signaling devices for use therewith. The signaling device can be configured to detect the presence of an insult in the absorbent article and/or in an undergarment. The signaling device can be further configured to determine whether the insult is a urine insult or a feces insult. The signaling device can provide a notification to a user that an insult has occurred and can inform the user whether the insult is a urine insult or a feces insult.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventors: Ralph Joseph Mancini, Derek Phelps Gardner
  • Patent number: 10449882
    Abstract: Travel sleeping aids for assisting a seated traveler to sleep in a forward leaning seated position toward a passenger seat in front of the seated traveler, the passenger seat having a headrest. In one implementation, a travel sleeping aid includes a U-shaped head support having a face contoured aperture for supporting the seated traveler's head in a forward leaning seated position and a support structure rotatable with respect to the U-shaped head support between a storage position flush with the U-shaped head support and a head support position generally perpendicular to the U-shaped head support. In another embodiment, a hanging travel sleeping aid includes a generally rectangular shaped head support having a passenger seat headrest pocket for being snugly placed on a passenger seat's headrest in front of a seated traveler and a head support panel for supporting the seated traveler's head in his forward leaning seated position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Inventor: Nimrod Lev
  • Patent number: 10450072
    Abstract: A passenger seat including an adjustable seat pan and a seatback segmented into at least lower and upper portions, wherein a drive link moveable in response to seat pan motion moves between cam followers on the lower and upper seatback portions to drive movement of the seatback portions to control the angle therebetween to achieve various angular relationships in various sitting and sleeping positions of the passenger seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventor: Javier Valdes De La Garza
  • Patent number: 10426280
    Abstract: A multi-purpose stretchable insert-mounting lid comprises a stretchable hollow body and a rigid ring member. The stretchable hollow body comprises a top opening, a bottom opening and a flexible sidewall. The flexible sidewall is configured to extend over sidewalls of a receptacle of one or more sizes. The top opening is configured to conform to an outlet of the receptacle. The rigid ring member is fixedly attached to an inner surface of the stretchable hollow body proximal to the top opening of the stretchable hollow body. Further, the rigid ring member is configured to restrain the stretchable hollow body against the receptacle. The rigid ring member comprises attachment elements configured to mount one or more insert elements for dispensing contents of the receptacle via the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventor: James Richard Cross
  • Patent number: 10413070
    Abstract: A system of controlling various actuators associated with human support surfaces is disclosed. Such a system is made up of a support surface, a controller, and an actuator. The system may optionally include batteries, a means of charging the batteries, and a graphical user interface as well as a communication link between the graphical user interface and the support surfaces. The actuators are capable of altering contour and/or firmness, of a support surface, they may be vibrational or heating/cooling in nature, and they may also alter the overall relative position of a support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventor: Steven Jerome Caruso
  • Patent number: 10413084
    Abstract: A system of controlling various actuators associated with human support surfaces is disclosed. Such a system is made up of a support surface, a controller, and an actuator. The system may optionally include batteries, a means of charging the batteries, and a graphical user interface as well as a communication link between the graphical user interface and the support surfaces. The actuators are capable of altering contour and/or firmness, of a support surface, they may be vibrational or heating/cooling in nature, and they may also alter the overall relative position of a support surface to another support surface, and/or to the ground plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventor: Steven Jerome Caruso
  • Patent number: 10405664
    Abstract: While seat cushions are as old as time, my Carry Cushion is a unique application which covers both the seat and the back of a folding chair. When not in use on a folding or bridge chair, my Carry Cushion converts to a handy tote bag to be carried to wherever the carrier plans to use it, while toting in the bag food, drink, blankets. etc. Hence my name for my handy and unique invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Fred Wrazel
  • Patent number: 10369684
    Abstract: A socket wrench includes a ratcheting end including a circular opening, a crescent recess disposed on one surface, the crescent recess being adjacent to the circular opening and communicating therewith, the crescent recess having a through hole open to the other surface, and two opposite cavities at both ends of the crescent recess respectively; a cylindrical socket disposed in the circular opening; a crescent cover including two opposite projections on an outer surface, a circular hole in an intermediate portion, and two grooves adjacent to the projections respectively, the crescent cover being disposed on the crescent recess with the projections positioned in the cavities respectively; a pivotal pawl having a threaded hole, the pivotal pawl being disposed through the circular hole to align with the through hole; and a threaded fastener driven through the through hole into the threaded hole to pivotably fasten the pivotal pawl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Fine Forge Industry Corporation
    Inventor: Kuo Lung Chen
  • Patent number: 10335340
    Abstract: The Mobile Dental Intelligence Center (MobiDIC) will roll up alongside the patient's Bedside or Chairside where Oral Hygiene can be performed by the patient's Caregiver, with no need to have a sink or basin in the area. Using the MobiDIC the Caregiver will be able to brush the patient's teeth, rinse and suction the patient's mouth at the Bedside or Chairside; also the Caregiver will monitor the patients Vital Signs. The unit's unique cylindrical design makes it easy for the Caregiver to wipe clean and disinfect the unit. The air, water, suction and power supply hoses are internal to the unit reducing cord entanglement and trip hazards. The MobiDIC allows the Caregiver the ability to easily connect various medical monitoring devices including Intra and Extra Oral Cameras capturing images of the patient's mouth inside and the patient's general appearance. All MobiDIC innovations will facilitate assessing the patient's current general health.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Dr. Kevin T. Prince
    Inventor: KevinTyrone Prince
  • Patent number: 10322047
    Abstract: Transfer ramp for Car to wheelchair. This new design safely helps transfer someone from or to the car or wheelchair. This design is self-supporting between the lower structure of the car seat, car structure under the door, the outboard floor riser ledge of car structure under the door and the rear vertical support column of the door frame. It is only supported from the car side. The person can actually sit on the edge of the board before sliding over to the wheelchair. It is more of a platform than a transfer board. It is more fixed than a standard transfer board that is commonly available on most of the market. This design minimizes the 12? gap that exists between the car seat and wheel chair when using a standard transfer board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventor: Timothy Michael Schrader
  • Patent number: 10308154
    Abstract: An integrated comfort item for a vehicle seat. Such comfort items include but are not limited to a blanket, pajamas or onesie stored on a roller that is mounted within an enclosure of the vehicle seat arm. The comfort item such as a blanket may be unrolled by the user when sitting in the vehicle seat. Upon conclusion of the journey, the user may then actuate the spring in the roller and roll the comfort item back onto the roller to store in the vehicle seat arm enclosure for future use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventor: Connor Nicholson Baroody
  • Patent number: 10300972
    Abstract: A bicycle seat includes a deformation space that corresponds to a pressure deformation of a bicycle rider. Wherein, a plurality of filler particles is filled in the deformation space. Therefore, the plurality of filler particles in the deformation space is sliding and rolling under pressure, and the bicycle seat can average support the body of the rider and bring lower friction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: GIANT MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chi-Ming Wu, Che-Wei Hsu
  • Patent number: 10269485
    Abstract: A tablet stand is disclosed which incorporates a near field antenna configuration which couples to a near field antenna in the back of a tablet and provides a near field antenna coupling region for near field communication at the front of the tablet. The stand may be completely passive and use conductive antenna elements and passive resonance matching circuit elements to provide efficient coupling. In another aspect a thin profile passive keyboard adapted for use with a near field enabled tablet is provided. In another aspect a mounting bracket or holder, embedded antenna, and passive keyboard combination is provided adapted for converting a tablet into a notebook type configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: EZERO TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventor: David L. Henty